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Ledley King: project is great news

Former Tottenham player Ledley King says the project is great news for the area. Credit: Luke Hanrahan/ITN

Former Tottenham player Ledley King told a press conference this morning what great news the project is for the area and how he hopes it will help regenerate Tottenham.

The area was badly affected by the riots in 2011 when buildings were burnt down, shops looted and livelihoods lost.

The scheme aims to deliver a huge investment to the area; more community events, an improvement to the High Road - including the refurbishment of historic buildings - new homes and business opportunities as well as more jobs for local people.

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King explains retirement

Tottenham defender Ledley King told Spurs' website why he has retired:

“I would like to say thank you to everyone at the Club and to the fans. I have missed a lot of football over the years, but the Spurs fans have always been patient and incredibly supportive with me during difficult periods. Sadly my injuries and inability to train have now finally brought an end to my career.”

– Ledley King